Taught course

Digital Documentary

University of Sussex · Media and Film

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a relevant subject such as media, arts or humanities. You will also be considered for the course if you have a different qualification and can show evidence of media experience and a passion for documentary. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show relevant professional/creative skills and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by committed and active filmmakers, you’ll learn to produce a portfolio of short non-fiction films in a creative and stimulating environment.

You can pursue your own interests through your film practice and engage in a range of approaches from story-telling to more experimental forms.

You’ll learn to:

  • communicate imaginatively through the moving image
  • research and write original non-fiction film
  • develop visual story-telling
  • shoot and edit
  • project manage, schedule, budget, distribute and fund-raise.

Uniquely, you also have the opportunity to develop your abilities not only in single-screen video but in other digital media forms.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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